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Obama: This Deal Is 'Our Best Means' Of Keeping Iran From Obtaining Nuclear Weapons

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended the nuclear deal that he and five other world powers negotiated with Iran, telling a gathering of the pre...

Obama Holding Press Conference To Discuss Iran Nuclear Agreement

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, July 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday to answer questions about the nuclear agreem...

Sam Stein

How A 2007 Debate Gaffe Paved The Way For A Deal That Will Define Obama's Legacy | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On June 3, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, secured the necessary delegates to become the Democratic nominee for presid...

Let These Cartoons Explain What The World Thinks Of The Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred & Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

Tuesday's agreement between Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear program has prompted both celebration and skepticism around the world -- e...

The Iran Deal and the Prague Agenda

Norman Eisen | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Norman Eisen

President Obama is pursuing a deal out of principle. It is that ambition that has driven the President's formulation and consistent pursuit of each of the four elements of the Prague Agenda. Of course, as the President himself has repeatedly emphasized, the deal must be a good one.

Demanding What You Can't Get: Obama's Gamble With the Iran Talks in Vienna

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

No doubt, Obama and his White House advisers think they are handling difficult domestic political dynamics with admirable adroitness. But, in diplomatic terms, their approach assumes that other key players -- including Iran -- will wait indefinitely for Washington to get serious about closing a deal.

Michael Oren's Fight Against A Nuclear Deal

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Books
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

I met Michael Oren on several occasions. He is both an excellent diplomat and a respected historian. It is impossible for me to ignore the facts stated in Oren's memoir. The book has caused a paradigm shift in how I view the Obama administration and a nuclear deal with Iran.

What Happens Next If The Iran Nuclear Talks Fall Apart

Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn dis...

Iran Nuclear Deal May Be Nearing Goal Line

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics

(Repeats story with no change to text) By Louis Charbonneau, Parisa Hafezi and John Irish NEW YORK/ANKARA/PARIS, June 1...

Bob Corker 'Alarmed' By Reports On Iran Talks

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee told President Barack...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Saudi King Salman May Visit Washington After All | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, whose absence at the Obama administration's just-concluded summit with Sunni Arab leaders pro...

Looking Forward, Nuclear Proliferation Is Still Greatest Existential Threat We Face

Valerie Plame Wilson | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Valerie Plame Wilson

Twenty-six years after the end of the Cold War, the world still has more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. Whatever other issues people care about -- poverty, the environment, inequality and so many others -- if we don't get this one right, and soon, nothing else will matter.

Nuclear Deal or Not, Dark Years Await the Middle East

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics
Trita Parsi

In this era of truce, the US and Iran can dialogue about regional problems rather than seeing the absence of diplomacy exacerbate existing conflicts. Yet, in spite of this pending historic achievement, dark years await the Middle East.

Jessica Schulberg

After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a contro...

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Strategizing With White House Against Iran Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has spent the better part of the past two years working to inject itself into nuclear negotiations between Iran...

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Explains Why Democrats Are Bucking Obama On Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may be worried that Congress will kill any Iran nuclear deal by demanding a say before the deal is even done. But lawmak...

'Framework Iran' Sequel Leaves Audiences and Critics Confused

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 06.13.2015 | World
Matthew RJ Brodsky

Even in the best case interpretation of the newly disagreed JCPOA, it is very likely that the deal will not meet the objective of preventing Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon -- and that's without picking apart all of the technical details of the parameters contained in the recent, questionable framework.

Janie Velencia

Americans Want A Deal With Iran But Don't Think They'll Like It | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. and Iran had reached a framework for a historic nuclear agreement. Standing in the White Hou...

Democrats Defying Obama On Iran Deal

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Democrats are aligning with Republicans to support a bill giving Congress the opportunity to approve or reject sanctio...

Why Netanyahu Is Wrong About Obama's Iran Deal

The Atlantic | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

More sanctions are unlikely to produce a better nuclear agreement....

Radical Differences: Obama and Iran vs Bush and Iraq

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Paul Heroux

There are many similarities between the concerns in Iraq in 2003 and Iran in 2015. Fear of both countries pursuing a nuclear weapons program were and have been omnipresent, respectively.

Michael Calderone

Obama Met Privately With Journalists Amid Iran Deal Media Push | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Facing congressional pushback, President Barack Obama has tried building support for a nuclear agreement with Iran in recent days by makin...

Supreme Court Wants Obama Administration To Weigh In On Iran Bank Judgment

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Barack Obama's administration to weigh in on an...

Five Issues That Need to Be Resolved for the Iran Nuclear Deal to Succeed

Richard N. Haass | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Richard N. Haass

NEW YORK -- The agreement constitutes an important political and diplomatic milestone, and it contains more detail and is broader in scope than many anticipated. But, for all that, the text leaves unanswered at least as many questions as it resolves. In reality, major issues have yet to be settled. It is closer to the truth to say the real debate about the Iran nuclear accord is just beginning.

Obama's Next Step On Iran Deal: Selling It

POLITICO | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics

It’s either this or war. That’s the argument the White House is preparing to make to convince members of Congress, Americans and foreign allies t...